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Fresh Talk: Sylvie Fortin

June 12th, 2014 · Comments

This Fresh Talk episode features Cathy Byrd in conversation with Sylvie Fortin, Executive and Artistic Director of the 2014 Montreal Biennial. Czech artist Klara Hobza's Diving Through Europe project is emblematic of the possible futures envisioned in L’avenir or What Is To Come. Presented in partnership with the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the multi-venue exhibition reinvents the city's Triennial, juxtaposing the work of 25 Canadian artists with that of their global peers. The environment, geo-politics and artistic agency are explored by artists such as Hobza, Kevin Schmidt, Susan Norrie, Taysir Batniji, and Krzysztof Wodiczko, and the activist collectives Arctic Perspective Initiative and Adaptive Actions.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Episode Sound courtesy Klara Hobza 
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Tags: Fresh Talk · Canada · Kryzystof Wodiczkko · L'avenir · Montreal Biennial · Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal · Sylvie Fortin · Triennial

Fresh Talk: Helena Reckitt

September 24th, 2012 · Comments

On Skype, Cathy Byrd speaks with London-based curator Helena Reckitt about the artists she selected to participate in Nuit Blanche, Toronto, 2012. Projects in Once More With Feeling, Helena's curatorial zone, will animate ideas of repetition, remaking, renewal and revolt. The annual art event that brings a million people out onto the streets of the city from dusk to dawn takes place this Saturday, 29 September.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz

Photos courtesy Helena Reckitt

Episode Sound Performers, in order of appearance: Katie Paterson, Hadley+Maxwell, Susan Stenger

The ProjectsPlanes, Trish Brown Dance Company | Earth–Moon–Earth (Moonlight Sonata Reflected from the Surface of the Moon), Katie Paterson | Smells Like Spirit, Hadley+Maxwell | Thought Balloon, Brian Cauley | Moth Maze, Oliver Husain | The Structures Of Everyday Life: Full Circle, Susan Stenger | The Day After, Tomorrow, Dave Dyment | Tremolo, Maeve Brennan, Ruth Ewan | Ensemble for Mixed Use, JD Walsh | Body Xerox, Simon Denny, Yngve Holen

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Tags: Fresh Talk · Canada · Artist · curator

Fresh Talk: Christopher Eamon

July 29th, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd meets independent curator Christopher Eamon at Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, to talk about his latest project, Manscape: Male as Subject and Object, on view at the gallery through August 11, 2012. Christopher explains how he discovered the artists whose work was featured in Rearview Mirror: New Art from Central and Eastern Europe (2011) at The Power Plant, Toronto, and talks about the challenges and rewards of working solo. Christopher has curated exhibitions at institutions internationally, including at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, MoMA PS1, NY, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz

Photo credits noted in captions

Sound: excerpt from Adina Popescu, Jeremiah, 2011

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · Canada · curator · MoMA · Texas